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MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson keeping tabs on Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at theBritish Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder Cup.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany basks in 4th title after 24-year wait

BERLIN (AP) - It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3 lead men’s public links at 66

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) - Garrett Rank, Michael Colgate and Zane Thomas opened with 5-under-par 66s Monday for the first-round lead at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dominant pitching taking center stage in Midsummer Classic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League's All-Star starter.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thompson, Cousins part of US roster

The Associated Press

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Sharks snap losing streak with win over Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored once and added an assist as the San Jose Sharks beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night to snap ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


King’s evolution as a punter paying off for Oakland

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' surprising second-half comeback against the Denver Broncos last week was due in large part to their ability to control field ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rose contrite, holds out hope for Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pete Rose believes he still has a chance to one day get back in baseball. In the meantime, he's turning his ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Triumphant return for Puig, Abreu

HAVANA (AP) - A lineup of Cuban-born baseball stars, including some of the most famous defectors in recent memory, made a triumphant return to the island ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heyward wants to make history after deal with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Heyward knows Theo Epstein ended a long championship drought in Boston and understands how epic it would be to bring a title ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


FIFA officials plead not guilty in soccer corruption probe

NEW YORK (AP) - A sprawling U.S. bribery prosecution that has scandalized soccer's governing body took another step forward on Tuesday, with the former ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer with 12.4 seconds left in overtime and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heat tip their caps to Golden State’s winning streak

MIAMI (AP) - The streak is over, and the Miami Heat know exactly what the Golden State Warriors are going through right now.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woodson, Megatron among award finalists

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among eight finalists for the NFL's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tomsula disagrees 49ers were overconfident against Browns

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Tomsula begs to differ with left tackle Joe Staley and linebacker Ahmad Brooks that the San Francisco 49ers overlooked Cleveland ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Shoulder could end Condo’s season

ALAMEDA (AP) - One day after not having a backup long snapper nearly proved costly, the Oakland Raiders could be looking for a starter.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pete Rose’s plea for reinstatement rejected

CINCINNATI (AP) - Pete Rose's application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the career hits leader continued to ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors go back to work following 1st loss of season

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors did something for the first time this season: practice following a loss.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA referee Kennedy tells Yahoo he is gay

NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran NBA referee Bill Kennedy has told Yahoo Sports he is gay after Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo directed a gay slur ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants agree to 6-year contract pitcher Cueto

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even after signing Jeff Samardzija to a large, long-term contract last week, the San Francisco Giants had their eye on Johnny Cueto ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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